10 Aug '18, 2pm

President Halimah hosts reception for NDP performers, including father-and-son busking duo

SINGAPORE - They went from busking at Tampines MRT to performing at the floating platform at Marina Bay for the National Day Parade (NDP) this year. Now Mr Mashruddin Saharuddin, 64, and his son Nizaruddin, 27, have also been to the Istana and met President Halimah Yacob. The duo were among some 1,300 guests at the National Day reception hosted by Madam Halimah at the Istana on Friday (Aug 10). They attended the reception along with other inspiring Singaporeans featured at the parade on Thursday. Home-grown singer Charlie Lim performed this year's National Day song, a version of the 1987 classic We Are Singapore to which he had given a fresh spin. Other guests at the event included Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong, together with their spouses. Mr Mashruddin said: "I'm happy to be here. I came here a few times in the past but so much...

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